Live each day with a thankful heart. This common mantra is a favorite among the Dolls. Gratitude is the reason for the season, and Thanksgiving is a special opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. Whether you are dining at home or at the Four Seasons Chicago, this feast brings on the onset of warm and fuzzy feelings before the holidays. There is something we can all be thankful for this year – whether it is a best friend, significant other, a loving family or a warm and cosy meal. Here are five mindful actions to practice this Thanksgiving.
FIND YOUR MANTRA
The practice of mindfulness is quite magical and there’s nothing like a great yoga class or meditation to help appreciate the reasons Dolls everywhere are #blessed. When you show thanks and appreciation for the little things – you gain big perspective. Cultivating gratitude can help calm your nerves, open your mind and fill your heart with self-acceptance and love.
The first step in a meditation practice is to set an intention – something you aspire to feel or achieve. Turn your focus inward and focus on a single word such as “gratitude” or an affirmation such as “I am abundant” “I am full of gratitude”.
We encourage Dolls everywhere to give back this holiday season. Find a charity that means something to you. Look to better the future. Give back monetarily – or by offering your time, your energy, your love. You can participate in a food drive, turkey trot, or find a cause that inspires you.
SEND A NOTE
A handwritten note is a lost art in our digital world, but this practice is a meaningful one. Put pen to paper and tell a friend or a loved one how they have positively impacted your life. Gratitude is contagious!
This year, we are filled with gratitude for all of our supportive friends and family. You have watched us chase our dreams to spread a positive message of beauty and love to the world. Our year has been filled with growth, hustle, love, and happiness. Thank you for following journey.
GIVE A GIFT
Hosting a Thanksgiving feast is quite the feat. A gift for your hostess with the mostess is an essential way to show gratitude. One Hope Wine has beautiful gift baskets and glitter bottles for any occasion.
This wine company does our favorite thing… THEY GIVE BACK. To date, OneHope has made more than 2 million dollhairs in donations, providing over 11,100 clinical trials for breast cancer patients, 33,050 forever homes for shelter animals, 1.5 million meals for children, 322,000 women educated on their risks of ovarian cancer. It’s the perfect bottle to bring to share with those you love.
We adore this Reserve Central Coast Rosé and a DIY macrame plant hanger kit (available here). Every box sold helps educate 100 women on their risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
LIVE IN THE MOMENT
Put down your cell phone and disconnect to reconnect. Over the next few days, you will probably spend time with a variety of people in an intimate setting. These people may include close family members, relatives in from out of town, dear friends – all of whom you’ve been yearning to exchange good energy with. Live in the moment and use this time to create life-long memories.
Continue your practice of grace throughout the season -no matter the day!
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How will you celebrate Thanksgiving this year?